Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Agro tourism in Farmer's Villa

By staying in Farmer’s Villa you can enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature and experience rural ambiance, away from pollution and hectic life of cities. It is a good way to relax and learn more about the nature and rural life.

In our farm you can have farm activities such as picking and planting vegetables and fruits. We are growing many different vegetables, for example carrots, radishes, cauliflowers and peas. We also have fruit trees from where you can pick up fresh mangoes and citrus fruits. You will get to see how milk is gathered as well and even try it yourself.

Near Farmer’s Villa there is a local village where you can go to see how villagers live and interact with them. To see the area more, you can have a bicycle ride and enjoy beautiful countryside views. If you want to try other kind of ride, there is a possibility to take a tractor ride. On the ride you can see and feel how fields are mended in action.

In the evening you will have a dinner made with the vegetables from the own farm. The vegetables are organic and self-picked. We use the same organic food in our breakfast and lunch. You can take part of the cooking and learn to cook local food yourself. Punjabi food is really tasty and known for its original vegetarian cuisines. 


Farming in the natural way

In Farmer’s Villa you can experience organic farming. By using organic farming we can maintain biodiversity on the farm and provide clean food. We don’t use chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Fertilizers have a short-term effect on productivity but a longer-term negative effect on the environment where they remain for years.

In Amritsar there is only two places where you can find organic farming, one of them is in Farmer’s Villa. It is important to take care of nature and maintain the biodiversity.  Organic farming has many benefits, for example it discourages environmental exposure to pesticides and chemicals, builds healthy soil, helps combat erosion, fights the effect of global warming, supports water conservation and water health, discourages algae blooms and supports animal health and welfare. We can also be sure that our food is clean and healthy when we use organic farming.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Visiting the village

It is a special experience to visit a local Punjab village and learn about villagers’ life. Villagers are warm-hearted and it’s instructive to interact with them. In the village you can feel real rural life and see how villagers live and what kind of traditions they have. When you walk in the village, the villager children come to ask photos with you with a big smile on their face. After taking photos, there is an opportunity to taste delicious Indian tea made by the villagers.